The Camden Hills field hockey team experienced a pair of difficult high school road contests — both of which resulted in shutout losses — against Messalonskee of Oakland and Oxford Hills of South Paris.

In recent days, the Windjammers were downed 4-0 by the Eagles and 2-0 by the Vikings; however, they righted the ship on Monday, Sept. 13 with a 3-0 road victory over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

Camden Hills’ Natalie Lindahl, right. Photo courtesy of Rita Ackley

“Last fall was a great building year as we couldn’t compete against opponents, and now we’re finding our way back into competitive play,” said veteran Camden Hills coach Lindsey Clement. “We’ve played at the level of our opponents, even against stronger teams like Oxford Hills. Although we’re competing, we have not been dominating. Only four of our players have seen varsity playing time before so many of our players are just starting to find their groove with this level of competition.”

The following is a recap of reported results:

Camden Hills 3, Lincoln Academy 0

At Newcastle Sept. 13, the Windjammers sailed to a shutout win over the Eagles.

Alex Turner caged two goals in the win for Camden Hills, while Charlotte Hood added one goal and Sara Ackley, Katie Thorn and Claudine Webber added assists.

Tess Hodgkins made three saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while the Lincoln Academy goalie, whose name was unavailable, made seven saves.

Camden Hills held a 10-3 edge in shots, while Lincoln Academy finished with an 11-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Clement said Charlotte Hood and Katie Thorn “were a huge reason for our success yesterday,” while Ilanna Lam “has been a pivotal player working to keep the ball in the circle” and Sara Ackley “also was a standout player in the second half.”

“Our defense has been solid these past couple of games, but we broke down yesterday and made mistakes that led to numerous corners for Lincoln Academy’s offense,” said Clement. “Tess Hodgkins only faced three shots yesterday, but two of them were phenomenal shots. Tess played aggressively in goal and was able to track two shots that quickly switched fields through crowds, which potentially could have made the outcome very different yesterday.”

Oxford Hills 2, Camden Hills 0

At South Paris Sept. 11, the Vikings got a goal in each half and bested the Windjammers. The game was scoreless after the first quarter before Oxford Hills led 1-0 at halftime and after three quarters.

“Historically, Messalonskee is a powerhouse team, but our girls showed hustle and grit as soon as the game started,” said Clement. “The first quarter we dominated play and controlled the game, but Messalonskee made some changes to even things out in the second quarter. The second half Messalonskee continued to build offensive momentum, and we started to make some defensive mistakes.”

Ashley Campbell and Kara Joseph caged goals in the win for Oxford Hills, while Bree Hekkinen added one assist. Campbell scored unassisted with 4:15 to go in the first half, while Joseph scored an insurance goal with 4:12 to go in the game, off an assist from Hekkinen.

The Vikings held an 11-1 edge in shots and 7-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Tess Hodgkins made nine saves in the cage for Camden Hills, while Gabby Wright made one save in goal for Oxford Hills.

Messalonskee 4, Camden Hills 0

At Oakland Sept. 9, the Eagles soared past the Windjammers. The opponents were scoreless after the first quarter before Messalonskee took a 1-0 halftime lead and extended that advantage to 3-0 after three quarters.

“Oxford Hills is always a physical game and their field plays fast,” said Clement. “Gail Curtis and Charlotte Hood stood out on defense. Gail worked hard to mark and breakup plays in front of the goal and Charlotte managed to advance the ball despite being constantly triple-teamed.”

Frankie Caccamo scored two goals for Messalonskee, while Isabel Kramer and Payton Alexander also scored for the hosts.

Messalonskee held a 15-2 edge in shots and 8-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Tess Hodgkins made seven saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while Skye Sadler made two saves in goal for the Eagles.

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